HIV Testing Strategies in the Perinatal Setting
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00503308|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 18, 2007
Results First Posted : July 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|HIV Infections Pregnancy Related||Procedure: Abbreviated HIV test counseling||Not Applicable|
Approximately 40% of HIV-infected infants in the United States in 2000 were born to women not diagnosed with their HIV prior to delivery. (1) There are now effective medical therapies to prevent perinatal transmission, including anti-retroviral therapy, but this requires diagnoses of maternal HIV prior to delivery. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) have published strong recommendations for universal HIV-antibody testing of pregnant women.
This will be a randomized controlled, non-inferiority trial comparing two HIV testing strategies among English and Spanish-speaking patients presenting for prenatal care at SFGH WHC over the course of approximately one year. Eligible participants will be randomized by study personnel to either standard HIV counseling and testing (control arm) or abbreviated counseling and testing (study arm). Participants will receive a standard prenatal HIV testing brochure, undergo one of two HIV counseling/testing strategies, submit blood for an HIV-1 antibody test, and will follow-up with their medical provider for HIV test results. Upon completion of counseling, participants will undergo a short, structured (Pre-test) questionnaire administered by study staff. Following testing and receipt of results, participants will complete a second (Post-test) structured questionnaire administered by study staff.
Eligible women presenting to SFGH physician or midwife prenatal clinics will be recruited, consented and randomized by study staff to either the standard or abbreviated testing strategy. The outcomes studied will be patient satisfaction and the proportion of study participants who undergo HIV testing. Potential confounder variables to be measured will include demographic characteristics, prior HIV testing history, knowledge about HIV/AIDS, attitudes towards HIV testing, HIV test result, and type of provider (physician versus midwife).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||281 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Patient Perspectives and Testing Uptake With Abbreviated Versus Standard HIV Consenting in the Prenatal Setting: A Randomized-Controlled, Non-Inferiority Trial|
|Study Start Date :||October 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2008|
|Experimental: Abbreviated Consenting||
Procedure: Abbreviated HIV test counseling
abbreviated HIV pre-test counseling
Other Name: opt-out HIV testing
|No Intervention: Standard Consenting|
- Satisfaction With HIV Testing Experience (O'Connor Decisional Conflict Scale) [ Time Frame: same day as HIV test counseling (cross-sectional study) ]We measured decisional conflict, the primary outcome of the study, using the English or Spanish language 10-item Low Literacy Decisional Conflict Scale. We considered a DCS score of 25 or less to be low, corresponding to limited conflict. All questions have 3 response categories: yes, no, unsure. Items are scored as 0 = yes, 2 = unsure, 4 = no. Scores for each of the 10 items are summed, divided by 2 and multiplied by 25 to calculate the total score. The final scores range from 0(no decisional conflict) to 100 (extremely high decisional conflict).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00503308
|United States, California|
|UCSF, San Francisco General Hospital|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94110|
|Principal Investigator:||Deborah Cohan, MD||University of California, San Francisco|